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These 10 Vintage Photos Of Crabbing In Maryland Will Take You Back In Time

For centuries, professional fishermen and amateurs alike have headed to the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding tributaries to go crabbing. While some have boats filled with dozens of crab traps, others have merely a net, patiently waiting to catch a blue crab, and later take it home to steam and devour every last bit of delicious goodness. These vintage photos will make you appreciate the tradition of crabbing in Maryland.

Do you have family members who have told you stories about what the crabbing industry was like long ago? Do you currently catch blue crabs? Or like most of us, do you just enjoy feasting on them all summer long? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Jamie Alvarenga
Jamie Alvarenga is a freelance writer and editor living in Maryland. She's a habitual coffee drinker and photo blinker.